Industrial and Agricultural History of the Parker River Watershed

Mills along the Parker River and its tributaries

  • Introduction: The village mill

  • Cart Creek Saw Mill (1708)

  • Jackman Brook Saw Mill

  • Little River Tide Mills

    • Emery-Scullard Grist Mill (1646)

    • Short-Pearson Grist Mill (1696)

    • Pearson Grist Mill (1831)

  • Mill River

    • Nelson Grist Mill (1644)

    • Pearson Fulling Mill (1643)

    • Pearson Grist Mill (1700)

    • Dodge Grist Mill (1780)

    • Stickney Mills (1740)

  • Parker River

    • Dummer-Spencer Mill (1636)

    • Byfield Woolen Factory (1794)

    • Nail making at the Byfield Woolen Factory (1794-96)

    • Wheeler-Tenney Snuff Mill also known as the Larkin-Morrill Mill (1735)

    • Pearson Snuff Mill (1830)

    • Byfield Snuff Co. Mill No. 3 (1860)

    • Georgetown Mills

  • Pine Island Creek Grist Mill (1757)

  • Rowley River Tide Mill (1760)

Quarries and Mines

  • Devil's Den (limestone quarry)

Agriculture

  • Fatherland Farm